Ever since I’ve started working, I’ve made due with the espresso machine we have in our office. It’s not bad, but it definitely doesn’t hold a candle to a lot of the independent coffee roasters/bars that I had frequented when I was in London (e.g. Monmouth, Notes Coffee, Nude Espresso, Kaffeine, and Dose). When I heard about Revolver, the description really reminded me of those cafes – hip atmosphere, brilliant espresso, and awesome brewing methods. I wasn’t disappointed!
I love the look of Revolver. It’s minimal, but warm. The world map on the wall is a neat idea, and I love being able to see all their coffee and gear. It gets really busy, so it’s a bit unfortunate that there’s very limited seating space.
Great selection of beans. I’ll have to come back sometime and grab a small bag of each. The flask bottles are their cold brewed coffees – how cool is that!
Revolver does the classics – Espresso, Macchiato, Cappucino, Latte, Brewed Coffee, and Tea. Just a heads up, there are no specialty drinks (i.e. mochas and etc) here. What’s really interesting to me is that they have something called Tasting Flight and Brew Flight, where you can taste three types of brewed coffee or taste one coffee brewed three different ways, respectively. I came here with Q, her dad, and her uncle; I didn’t want to hold everyone up with the Flights, so I went with the brewed coffee of the day.
Revolver has an amazing set up for their brewed coffees that I haven’t seen anywhere else yet (except in London where it seems like it’s almost the norm). The regular coffees are brewed using a chemex!
Freshly ground beans and perfect temperature for every single cup. Now that is quality.
They have plenty of coffee gear, and if I had more time I would have stuck around just to stare at all their stuff.
On their website you can see a full list of what they have:
- Aeropress Filters
- Hario Siphon Kit
- Clever Dripper
- Baratza Encore Grinder
- Porlex Hand Grinder
- Road to Coffee Book
- 33 Coffees Journal
- Kone V3 Filter
- Disk Fine/Regular
- Chemex Filter Pack
- Hario V60 Pour-over
- Hario Range Server
- Hario Tea pot
- Duralex Glassware
- Fino Pour-over Kettle
- Jennings CJ-4000 Scale
- Frieling One-Cup Brewer
- And more…
I didn’t catch what beans were used, but the coffee tasted like a dark roast. Very smooth and with slight acidity. Their daily coffees apparently vary in pricing depending on what beans are used for that day, so don’t expect to pay the exact same every visit!